Experiencing Interruptions?

Remixing Colorblind

This documentary embarks on examining how the educational system today shapes our understanding of race and, by extension, the nuances of race relations – including notions of implicit bias, individual racism, institutional racism and reverse racism. This is explored through conversations with faculty, administrators, teachers, guidance counselors and young people across different types of institutions, including HBCU’s, predominantly White institutions, high schools in the inner city and on the street interviews. Viewers embark on a journey that will encourage them to critique the ways in which the educational system has shaped their own notions of race and influenced their relationships with “others”.

  • Sheena C. Howard
  • Sheena C Howard
  • Sheena C Howard
  • Dr. James Peterson
    Key Cast
  • Dr. Yaba Blay
    Key Cast
  • Wafiyyah Packer
    Editor and Creative Director
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    29 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 25, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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  • Ritz at the Bourse theatre premiere
    February 25, 2016
    Philadelphia Premiere
Director Biography - Sheena C. Howard

Sheena C. Howard, is the Immediate Past Chair of the Black Caucus (NCA) and Associate Professor of Communication at Rider University. Howard is an award-winning author, including a 2014 Eisner Award winner for her first book, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation (2013). She is also the author of Black Queer Identity Matrix (2014) and Critical Articulations of Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation (2014). Howard has appeared on NPR (National Public Radio), The Washington Post, Philadelphia Weekly, ABC as well as other networks and documentaries as an expert on popular culture, race, politics and sexual identity negotiation. She also writes for the Huffington Post.

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Director Statement

This project started as an exploration of my own understanding of race and "self" as it relates to my experiences within the educational system. The educational system has played a pivotal role in how I understand myself and how I understand the world. As a Professor I became increasingly self-reflexive and critical about the ways in which the educational system shapes all of our notions of race and "self".

This documentary allowed me to explore questions around reverse racism, implicit bias, affirmative action, amongst other things.

I invite each viewer to receive this work with an open mind and open heart, allowing yourself to be truly reflexive about the ways in which the educational system, particularly higher education has shaped your understanding of "self" and "others". How can it and how will it shape notions of race going forward?